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Because 2008 is 58 years after 1950, we use x = 58. 0 So, if this model is accurate for 2008, approximately 57% of the voting population voted in the 2008 presidential election. Determining Viewing Windows Finding the functional values ( y-values) for selected inputs (x-values) can be useful when setting viewing windows for graphing utilities. * * It is occasionally necessary to make more than one attempt to find a window that gives a complete graph. 787 where x is the number of years after 1960.

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